Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Sep
25
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Sep
29
1:00 PM13:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

Open House

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Body Brave welcomes you to our Open House!

Drop in and learn about Body Brave and the resources we offer to support people who are affected by eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

Meet and connect with our team of dedicated and passionate professionals and peers in a relaxed atmosphere. It's a wonderful opportunity to ask any questions you may have about body image, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and other related topics.

The event is free and open to everyone: those who are affected by weight, food and/or body image issues, eating disorders as well as their families and friends, and those who'd like to learn more about these issues and Body Brave.

There will be interactive activities to give you a sneak peak into our programs and introduce you to who we are at Body Brave.

Drop in or register ahead of time!

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

 If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Oct
9
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
11
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

 If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
13
1:00 PM13:00

Intuitive Eating Workshop

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Intuitive eating is a non-diet approach to eating that focuses on tuning in to your body's cues to determine what, when, and how much to eat. 

Join Katie Haneke, Registered Dietitian, in exploring the principles of intuitive eating and how embracing these principles can help to encourage a positive relationship with food. This workshop is open to anyone. 

Please note that this workshop may not appropriate for those who are actively struggling with an eating disorder.

If you have any questions about the workshop or need assistance in determining whether it would be a good fit for you to attend, please contact the facilitator directly at khanekerd@gmail.com.

About Katie Haneke

Katie Haneke is a Registered Dietitian working at the Grand River Community Health Centre (GRCHC) in Brantford. Katie completed both her Bachelor's degree in Applied Human Nutrition and a combined Master's and dietetic internship program through the University of Guelph. She has experience working in long-term care, but her true passion is community nutrition.

In her time at GRCHC, Katie noticed the lack of support in the Brantford community for clients struggling with an eating disorder, which lead her to seek out training to help address this gap. Katie has completed two online courses designed specifically for dietitians on supporting individuals with an eating disorder, which inspired her to seek out opportunities to focus her work more in this area. Katie seeks to provide compassionate, client centred care with the ultimate goal of helping clients repair their relationship with food.

Limited spaces available

FREE workshop

Location: 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON L8M 1N5

Parking is available on the street directly in front of the building. Please do not park in the lot beside the building. 

 
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Oct
15
7:00 PM19:00

Befriending Yourself: An Introduction to Self-Compassion

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Take a moment to attend to yourself by joining us for a workshop focused on cultivating kindness, non-judgment, and acceptance for your humanity. Leave with skills and tools adapted from the work of Kristin Neff and Compassion-Focused Therapy that will help to begin the process of replacing shame and self-criticism with empathy and warmth. 

Facilitated by Martina Mariglia, Clinical Mental Health Counsellor.

Free, donations always welcome

1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON

Parking is available directly on the street in front of the building.

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Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
18
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
25
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Oct
27
8:45 AM08:45

Ageing & Sageing: Exploring the Power of the Archetypes

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All proceeds from this day-long workshop will be donated to Body Brave.

What are the archetypes?

Archetypes are universal ways of being – universal forms of energy - recognizable across all time and all cultures. e.g. Warrior, Caregiver, Creator, Lover, Ruler to name only a few. We can recognize archetypes being expressed in our own lives. Archetypes can be used as a tool for personal development as well as for the development self-awareness and insight.

Author Carol Pearson says-

"We are aided in our journey by inner guides, or archetypes, each of which exemplifies a way of being…. We see them reflected in recurring images in art, literature, myth, and religion, and we know they are archetypal because they are found everywhere, in all times and places."

On October 27th we will explore 12 powerful and influential archetypes, their levels of expression, their gifts and the riches and challenges of their often unacknowledged shadows. Some of these archetypes are bound to be more familiar to you than others. As you move from aging to sage-ing, some may be in need of a rest; others may be waiting for expression or at least a different expression.

One thing is certain. Time for sharing and reflecting on the presence of archetypes in your life will reveal unexpected insights, choices and invitations, all of which you can take with you to bring increased fulfillment and happiness to the next chapter of your life.

Below please see an abbreviated agenda for the day:

8:45 Arrival, Continental Breakfast, Completion of personal Pearson-Marr Archetypal Indicator

9:30 – 12:00 Exploration of Twelve Archetypes, four for each of Ego, Soul and Self

12:00 Lunch; time to explore the grounds or rest; consideration of family script

1:15 – 3:20 Moving Deeper into the Wisdom of the Archetypes: their expression in your life up until now and possible expression in the future.

3:20 Closing Guided Meditation

Facilitators:

Karen Trollope-Kumar MD, PhD, CCFP; Program Director Body Brave

Diane Zsepeczky MEd, Certified Administrator of PMAI

Limited to 25 Participants.

Cost: $120/per person

Includes Archetypal Indicator, continental breakfast & lunch

OCTOBER 27 8:45AM-4PM

Location: St Joseph’s Convent, 574 Northcliffe Ave, Dundas

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Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

To learn more or to register please contact us. 

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Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

Exploring Health At Every Size with Sydney Bell

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Saturday August 25, 1-3pm

Health at Every Size (HAES)® is an approach to health and wellness that encourages a move away from using weight as the go-to indicator of health and wellbeing and instead look to other, more reliable indicators. When we practice Health at Every Size® we may actively engage in health promoting behaviours such as mindful eating, moving our bodies for fun, and engaging in loving self care. With HAES®, we embrace body diversity and practice radical self acceptance – no matter our body size. 

Join Sydney Bell, MSW at Body Brave to learn about this revolutionary way of thinking about weight and health that paves the way to freedom from body shame and the diet treadmill. 

Pay what you can, suggested $20. All funds go towards providing programming for people struggling with body image, disordered eating and eating disorders.

Limited spaces available. Please register ahead of time.

About Sydney:

Sydney Bell, MSW is a social worker, speaker, and body positivity advocate. Her work with people, advocacy and community engagement is grounded in the Health at Every Size® approach to weight and health. Sydney believes that by providing spaces to challenge oppressive beauty and health paradigms and instead promote body diversity and radical self-love, we can turn the tide against rampant body dissatisfaction and the negative health outcomes that go with it.

Sydney currently resides in Kitchener, Ontario with her partner Jon, two dogs and one cat.

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Pay what you can

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Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: What Causes an Eating Disorder?

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Jun
25
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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Jun
21
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: Negative Self-Talk

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. A new topic relevant to recovery will be addressed every week. This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: Healthy Boundaries

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. A new topic relevant to recovery will be addressed every week. This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

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Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrate EveryBODY Fundraiser

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Join Body Brave for our first ever fundraiser on June 9th! Enjoy great entertainment, food, drinks and a silent auction, all for a great cause! All proceeds go directly towards providing accessible support for people struggling with eating disorders and body image issues. 

Did you know that eating disorders are not only prevalent but that they are the most dangerous of any other mental health issue? Unfortunately, there are very few resources available for those struggling. 

Body Brave is a Hamilton not-for-profit that offers support groups, workshops and a safe space for anyone struggling with weight, food and/or body image issues. While some of our services are now covered by OHIP, we would like to continue to expand our support offerings! 

Consider coming out to our fundraiser in June to show your support! We are a body positive, body inclusive community. 

$20/per person

Date/Time: June 9th, 7-11pm

Venue: The First Unitarian Church of Hamilton, 170 Dundurn St S, Hamilton, ON L8P 4K3

Tickets available here: https://www.livingbodybrave.com/register/

Celebrate EveryBODY Poster Designed by: Kitties and Cabernet,   Jaime Drayer

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Jun
7
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: Cultivating Gratitude

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. A new topic relevant to recovery will be addressed every week. This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

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Jun
6
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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Jun
4
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: Self-Care During Recovery

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This support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. A new topic relevant to recovery will be addressed every week. This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first.

All groups are facilitated by a trained professional.

View Event →
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Mindfulness Workshops

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Join us to learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your life! 

Research has shown that mindfulness has tangible, long-lasting benefits for both mind and body, including decreased stress, improved concentration, increased resilience, improved general health and decreased symptoms of depression. 

In the sessions we'll cover:

- Dealing with difficult emotions
- Effective mindfulness practices
- The science of mindfulness
- How to cultivate a home practice
- Plenty of time for discussion and questions

This series is open to everyone! You do not need to be struggling with an eating disorder or body image issue to join and no experience with mindfulness is required. 

Facilitated by trained meditation and mindfulness teacher, Mira Rostami. 

BY DONATION. Body Brave is a not-for-profit and we appreciate any donations we receive. All funds goes directly towards mental health programming. 

Limited spaces available. Registration is required. Please visit our website, Book Online, to register.

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May
28
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

6 weeks, Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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May
23
7:30 PM19:30

Emotions + Essentials Oils

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A Free Workshop Presented by Jacquie Reeds of Thrive Simply

Essential oils are perfect for supporting your physical body as well as your mood and emotions.

In this free workshop we will learn some of the basics of essential oils and how to use them safely, then we’ll delve into how to use these Earth-given gifts to support our physical and emotional health.

If you’re a note-taker, bring a pen and paper. Otherwise, just bring yourself (and a friend if you like) and have your nose ready to help guide you along as you discover how aromatherapy can support you! 

7:30-8:30 at Body Brave, 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton. 

Limited Spaces Available. Registration Required. 

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May
22
7:00 PM19:00

At War With Ourselves: A Body Image Workshop

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Come together with Carly Crawford Registered Psychotherapist and Owner of Find Your Voice Counselling in a safe space for an introductory workshop on the complicated topic of body image and body acceptance. Carly is a well known psychotherapist who specializes in eating disorders so you don't want to miss this!

For individuals who have experienced an eating disorder (currently or in the past) and are struggling with their body image. 

Tuesday May 22nd, 7-9pm at Body Brave. 1047 Main Street East, Hamilton, ON. 

$20/per person (on a sliding scale). We are a non-profit. Proceeds go towards offering accessible programming for those struggling with eating disorders. 

Limited spaces available.

To register or to find out if this group is right for you please email Carly Crawford at carly@carlycrawfordfyvc.com. To learn more about Carly, check out her website here.

 

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group Topic: The Brain and Recovery

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This open support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. A new topic relevant to recovery will be addressed every week. This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

View Event →
May
14
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Next Session Begins: March 12th

Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Body Positive Yoga

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Join us for an hour of gentle yoga flow taught by Sashaina Singh, certified yoga instructor. Reconnect with yourself and relax and refresh your whole body. Suitable for all levels- whether you are a beginner or experienced yogi!

Enjoy our small class sizes and inclusive, body positive space. Please wear comfortable clothing. Mats and props are available for use at the studio. 

Pay what you can, suggested $12

Due to high demand and limited spaces, registration is now required. 

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May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave: Eating Disorder Support Group

skillbuilding.jpg

This open support group is for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. 

This support group focuses on some basic skill-building and building motivation. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Groups are facilitated by a trained professional and a trained peer support worker.

The program is limited to 10-12 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. Groups are not right for everyone. If you are unsure whether a group is right for you, please book an appointment with us. 

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

Drop-in or register ahead of time.  If you have never been to Body Brave, please book an initial client appointment first. 

View Event →
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

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This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Next Session Begins: March 12th

Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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The program is designed for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. It is focused on skill-building and insight development. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Living Body Brave will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions & behaviours, distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindful movement and skill building. 

Groups are co-facilitated by family doctor Dr. Karen Trollope and a trained peer support worker.

Limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Next Session Starts: April 10- May 15

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

View Event →
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

stones-801756_960_720.jpg

This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Next Session Begins: March 12th

Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

View Event →
Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

Body Positive Yoga

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Join us for an hour of gentle yoga flow taught by Sashaina Singh, certified yoga instructor. Reconnect with yourself and relax and refresh your whole body. Suitable for all levels- whether you are a beginner or experienced yogi!

Enjoy our small class sizes and inclusive, body positive space. Please wear comfortable clothing. Mats and props are available for use at the studio. 

Pay what you can, suggested $12

Due to high demand and limited spaces, registration is now required. 

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Apr
26
5:30 PM17:30

Coping With Anxiety

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This weekly support groups offers some basic skills and tools to help you cope with anxiety. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and a trained peer mentor. 

Next Session Begins: February 15th, 5:30-6:30pm

Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: This group is covered by OHIP. Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

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Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Living Body Brave

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The program is designed for those struggling with body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders. It is focused on skill-building and insight development. It is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

Living Body Brave will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions & behaviours, distress tolerance, interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindful movement and skill building. 

Groups are co-facilitated by family doctor Dr. Karen Trollope and a trained peer support worker.

Limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Next Session Starts: April 10- May 15

Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge)

Please bring your Ontario health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

View Event →
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Brave At Every Size

stones-801756_960_720.jpg

This program is focused on skill-building and insight development for individuals struggling with overeating and binge eating. This is not a substitute for outpatient or inpatient treatment. 

The program will guide participants through sessions addressing thoughts, emotions and behaviours, distress tolerance,  interpersonal skills, as well as goal setting and building a happier, healthier life. Sessions include meditation, mindfulness and skill building. 

Groups are facilitated by family doctor and trained psychotherapist Dr. Karen Trollope and clinical social worker Clare Cruickshank. 

The program is limited to 8 participants to keep groups intimate and to maximize individual attention. 

Next Session Begins: March 12th

Mondays, 7-8:30pm

Where: 1047 Main St. East, Hamilton, ON

Cost: Covered by OHIP (no charge). 

Please bring your health card with you. Without this, you will not be able to access our services. 

View Event →